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April 23, 2019  

US expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3M vehicles

Vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Fiat Chrysler from the 2010 through 2019 model years are included in the probe.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
March 12, 2019  

Honda recalls 1.2M more vehicles with dangerous air bags

Involves 2001 to 2016 model years that were not included in the massive string of Takata recalls for air bags.

News Automotive Government General
June 5, 2018  

Malaysia to penalize owners who don’t replace Takata airbags

Japanese air bag maker’s defective products linked to 23 fatalities worldwide.

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August 9, 2017  

Nissan to pay $97.7M in proposed Takata settlement

Settlement would pay for a new outreach program to ensure Takata air bags are removed from 4.4 million affected Nissan vehicles.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
August 1, 2017  

Most automakers slow to fix dangerous Takata air bag inflators

Almost 10 million inflators with the highest risk of rupturing remained in use as of March 31.

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July 31, 2017  

Most automakers slow to fix dangerous air bags

Close to 10 million inflators with the highest risk of rupturing remained in use as of the end of March, analysis finds.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
July 24, 2017  

Ford says it will fight latest Takata air bag inflator recall

Says propellant has not deteriorated in any of its inflators taken from vehicles in the field.

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May 19, 2017  

Toyota, 3 other automakers settle Takata air bags suit

Settlement compensates owners for things like lost wages or child care while they were taking their vehicle in for the recall repair.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
February 28, 2017  

Takata to pay $1B penalty after pleading guilty in air bag scandal

The manufacturer’s air bag inflators are blamed for 11 deaths in the US alone, and more than 180 injuries worldwide.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 3, 2016  

BMW issues recall for new Takata air bag problem

Inflator can separate from a plate, shooting out metal and other debris.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
June 2, 2016  

Four automakers selling new cars with Takata inflators

Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Volkswagen vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 model years.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
June 1, 2016  

Ford recalling 1.9 million vehicles to replace air bags

Part of a nationwide expansion of an ongoing Takata air bag recall.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
April 15, 2016  

GM says it will phase out cars without air bags

Follows assessment of its Chinese-made Sail which earned zero stars in latest tests.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
February 24, 2016  

Scientists find cause of Takata air bag explosions

Inflator assembly doesn’t adequately prevent moisture from intruding in very humid conditions.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Operations Production
February 11, 2016  

VW, Audi recall 850K vehicles to fix Takata air bag inflators

Covers vehicles from model years 2006 to 2014.

News Manufacturing General Operations Production
February 3, 2016  

Takata panel finds problems with quality processes

Group also faults the company for letting products move through the design process with unresolved problems.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Operations Production
November 24, 2015  

Ford stops using Takata air bag inflators in future vehicles

Automaker joins Honda, Toyota and Nissan in deciding against putting the troubled inflators in their cars.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations General
November 4, 2015  

Honda profit higher, despite air bag woes

Stops using all Takata inflators in future models.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 2, 2015  

New Honda CRVs recalled over Takata air bags

Honda says the defect in some 2016 small SUVs appears to be different from previous defects.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 10, 2015  

NHTSA to hold Takata air bag hearing

A step towards managing production and distribution of replacement air bag inflators.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
September 10, 2015  

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.5M trucks to fix air bag issues

All are from the 2012 through 2014 model years, mainly North America.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
August 24, 2015  

NHTSA opens investigation into 2008 Honda Accord

Nineteen consumer complaints the air bags didn’t inflate in crashes.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
August 19, 2015  

NHTSA investigates VW air bags after SUV crash

Takata air inflator in a 2015 Tiguan ruptures in deer collision.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Operations Production
July 6, 2015  

New Honda chief vows to improve product development, communication

The Japanese automaker is suffering from major brand image problems, partly because of the Takata air bag scandal.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
June 23, 2015  

Takata may have placed profits over safety: Senators

Senate Commerce Committee cites e-mails showing global audits halted for financial reasons from 2009 to 2011.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General Operations Production
May 21, 2015  

Questions and answers about Takata’s massive air bag recall

Number of vehicles recalled jumps to 34 million – the largest vehicle recall in US history.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Operations Production
May 20, 2015  

Takata to declare 33.8M air bags defective

Marks the largest auto recall in US history.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
May 14, 2015  

More Honda recalls for Takata air bag inflators

Also recalled 47,800 Acura and other models for a defect in the radar system.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
April 28, 2015  

Honda’s profit drops on air bag recall woes

…Despite strong sales in Asia, perks of weak yen.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General Operations Production
February 27, 2015  

Virginia rocket science firm to investigate exploding Takata air bags

Orbital ATK makes rocket propulsion systems, small arms ammunition, warhead fuses and missile controls.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General Production
February 26, 2015  

US orders Takata to preserve air bag parts for investigations

Daily fines of $14,000 for failing to cooperate with government investigations have grown to $84,000.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General Operations Production
February 23, 2015  

Honda president stepping down amid air bag scandal

Unexpected decision follows massive recalls by the Japanese automaker of vehicles equipped with air bags made by Takata Corp.